led for all but 24 laps Saturday as he routed the field to win the Xfinity Series' Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.
The Daytona 500 winner raced to his first Xfinity Series victory since 2013 with his dominant win in the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske. He led for 176 of the 200 laps.
Matt Kenseth was second, followed by Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, and Erik Jones.
Harvick enters Sunday's CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International having finished first or second in his last six Sprint Cup Series races, including a victory last weekend in Las Vegas. No driver has accomplished such a dominating streak since Jeff Gordon did so in 1996. Harvick will start from the pole, with Logano next to him on the front row.
ARCA driver Will Kimmel was uninjured after flying over a concrete retaining wall, flipping into a parking lot, and striking at least one parked car at Mobile International Speedway in Alabama. The 26-year-old nephew of ARCA veteran Frank Kimmel posted on his Facebook page that he was "doing good" after the bizarre crash in the Mobile 200.
NFL Free-agent running back Reggie Bush has reached a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, a source said. Bush visited the team Wednesday.
HORSE RACING American Pharoah, last year's 2-year-old champion, made his return to the track appear easy, winning Oaklawn Park's Rebel Stakes by 61/4 lengths despite a loose shoe on a sloppy track in Hot Springs, Ark.
The victory gave trainer Bob Baffert his fifth Rebel victory in six years and moved the Zayat Stables colt to fifth in the Kentucky Derby point standings. Zayat's El Kabeir tops the standings.
Gold Medal Dancer led wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park, spoiling Untapable's return to the track for the first time since last year's Breeders' Cup Distaff. The 11/16-mile race was Untapable's first in the mud.
TENNIS Andy Murray of Britain beat Vasek Pospisil, 6-1, 6-3, to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., with the hard-serving Canadian making it easier with 35 unforced errors.
Two-time champion Maria Sharapova of Russia needed six match points to put away Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, 6-1, 7-5, in her bid to become the first woman to win the tournament three times.
Late Friday night, Serena Williams defeated Monica Niculescu of Romania, 7-5, 7-5, in a match that included 48 unforced errors and 12 aces.
Kei Nishikori of Japan beat American Ryan Harrison, 6-4, 6-4, while defending women's champion Flavia Pennetta of Italy easily advanced.
- Associated Press